Teen charged with trying to set Chez Vous rink on fire

A Mattapan 14-year-old was arraigned for arson Monday for allegedly setting the front door of the Chez Vouz roller rink on Rhodes Street on fire Saturday night after she was denied entry, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Three firefighters injured in three-alarm Mattapan fire

15 Evelyn St. Photo by BFD.

15 Evelyn St. Photo by BFD.

A fire reported around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday at 15 Evelyn St. sent three firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department.  Read more

Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino at Interfaith Service

Reporter Staff
Apr. 18, 2013

The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more

Mattahunt and Mildred Ave. join forces for College & Career event

Tayla Holman, Reporter Correspondent
Apr. 5, 2013

The Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center will join forces with the BCYF Mildred Ave. Community Center to offer high school juniors and seniors a College & Career Engagement event on Thurs., April 18.  Read more

Plymouth man charged with Mattapan murder

A Plymouth man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges he murdered Rayshawn Few on Woodruff Way on Feb. 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Daytime stabbing in Mattapan puts man in the hospital

Boston Police report a man, 23, was found with life-threatening stab wounds around 3:30 p.m. at 16 Almont St.  Read more

Mattapan United housing fair draws big crowd

Reporter Staff
Feb. 21, 2013

More than 100 people turned out for the Feb. 5 Mattapan United housing fair.

Mattapan United’s Housing Action Group hosted a Housing Information Fair at the Old Mattapan Library on Tues., Feb. 5. The event was a huge success with over 100 participants.  Read more

Man shot to death in Mattapan; one arrested, two sought

The Boston Police Department reports officers responding to a report of gunfire found a man with gunshot wounds at 24 Woodruff Way around 2:35 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Read more

Three charged with armed holdup in Morton Street parking lot

The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men and a woman on charges they used a sawed-off shotgun to rob a man from his phone and a large amount of cash late Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Walgreens pharmacy at Morton and Norfolk streets in Mattapan.  Read more

Mattapan Square Main Streets clears major hurdle, eyes next steps

Tayla Holman, Reporter Correspondent
Dec. 27, 2012

Mattapan Square Main Streets recently received a $9,533.19 from Mattapan United and a $3,500 grant from Carney Hospital with a three-year commitment, putting them just over their fundraising goal of $30,000. They are now hoping for an additional $25,000 to provide the organization with a “cushion” for the future.  Read more